Volunteer Pilots Rescue Shelter Dogs And Fly Them To New Homes (Photos)

Sure, everyone knows dogs are man's best friend.

But did you know these furry little fellows also make the best flying copilots as well?

As an incredible organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs, the volunteer pilots behind Wings Of Rescue know a thing or two about hitting the open skies with some precious canine cargo on board.

Wings Of Rescue is a nonprofit organization that saves shelter animals from euthanasia by rescuing them from overcrowded, high-kill shelters and transporting them across the country to foster homes and rescue centers where they will be able to find loving homes.

Over the past six years, Wings Of Rescue has been able to save 12,000 pups from being euthanized and their high-flying hound endeavors continue to grow each year.

The Wings Of Rescue volunteer pilots use private planes or charter planes to transport these lucky dogs to safety. Flights normally cost $80 per puppy passenger.

Take a look at the photos below to see the incredible Wings Of Rescue pilots.

People aren't the only ones who ride in these planes...

...the Wings Of Rescue pilots usually fly with puppies on board.

Wings of Rescue is a California-based volunteer organization that saves adorable dogs from all over the country.

They rescue dogs from high-kill shelters where they would most likely be euthanized due to overcrowding...

...and transport them across the country to shelters that can find these dogs loving homes.

Since 2009, this incredible nonprofit organization has rescued over 12,000 animals...

...thus giving all these lucky little guys a second chance at life.

The organization is run by a group of dedicated volunteer pilots...

...and uses private planes or charter planes to fly puppy passengers to new homes.

It's not hard to see these dogs are incredibly thankful for what these pilots are doing.

I'm sure they don't mind scoring an awesome window seat...

 ...as they play canine copilot to the men and women of Wings Of Rescue.

It cost the organizations about $80 to transport each puppy passenger...

...and their dog-saving initiative is growing at a skyrocketing rate each year.

So, if you're looking for a worthy cause, check out the website and see how you can help out with the mission.

Citations: Volunteer Pilots Fly Shelter Dogs Facing Euthanasia to New Homes Around the Country (My Modern Met)